Deepika will be Emraan’s leading lady in Ekta Kapoor’s next

Actress Deepika Padukone has signed Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor joint production along with Emraan Hashmi as the male lead after Kareena Kapoor rejected it. When the movie was announced Kareenar’s name was doing the rounds as the female lead, but it is rumored that the actress refused the movie after Emraan Hashmi’s name was announced.

Deepika was considered to be an equally good options for the character, but Kareena had a change of mind and desired to come back on board.A Balaji insider informed TOI that Kareena had used her upcoming marriage as an excuse to not do the movie, which coincided with dates she was pitched.

“It is strange Bebo wasn’t pleased with her character. She also informed Ekta and Karan that her marriage would be around the same occasion they wanted to start filming for the movie. It is a heroine-oriented film, and Emraan isn’t the mainstay of the venture. Deepika was so serious about her character that she decided to it a few days before boarding the flight to Turkey, where she’s presently filming for Race 2.”

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